The Planet in a Pebble (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
256
Utgivningsdatum
2012-03-22
Förlag
OUP Oxford
Illustratör/Fotograf
4pp colour plate section 9 black and white illustrations
Illustrationer
9 black and white illustrations, 4pp colour plate section
Dimensioner
196 x 127 x 19 mm
Vikt
294 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780199645695
The Planet in a Pebble (häftad)

The Planet in a Pebble

A journey into Earth's deep history

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In this narrative of the Earth's long and dramatic history, Jan Zalasiewicz shows how many events in the Earth's ancient past can be deciphered from a single pebble. He explores how geologists reach deep into the past by forensic analysis of even the tiniest amounts of mineral matter, demonstrating and revealing Earth's extraordinary story.
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<br>Jan Zalasiewicz is a Lecturer in Geology at the University of Leicester, before that working at the British Geological Survey. A field geologist, palaeontologist and stratigrapher, he teaches various aspects of geology and Earth history to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and is a researcher into fossil ecosystems and environments across over half a billion years of geological time. He has published over a hundred papers in scientific journals and is the author of The Earth After Us: What legacy will humans leave in the rocks? (OUP, 2008).<br>

Innehållsförteckning

Prologue; 1. Stardust; 2. From the Depths of the Earth; 3. Distant Lands; 4. To the Rendezvous; 5. The Sea; 6. Ghosts Observed; 7. Ghosts in Absentia; 8. Where on Earth?; 9. Gold!; 10. The Oil Window; 11. Making Mountains; 12. Breaking the Surface; 13. Futures